Rachel Lustig, LMHC
We all struggle from time to time and it is Rachel’s goal to truly understand her clients and help them discover untapped strengths so that they can face difficult times with greater ease. Her approach to therapy is energetic, collaborative, and goal-oriented. She offers a supportive environment and individualized approach to help each client reach their full potential.
With a background in medicine, education, and psychology, Rachel draws from her diverse experiences to truly connect with her clients. She has a gentle and empathic approach and is passionate about helping others work through obstacles in their personal, social, and professional lives.
Background: Rachel graduated with a BA in Psychology from Tufts University and went on to pursue dentistry at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. She soon realized that she preferred connecting with and getting to know her patients to the actual dental work and subsequently earned her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling at Fordham University. When not working, Rachel can be found baking in her kitchen or out on a run.
Training: Rachel has received training in Beckian CBT through the Beck Institute and under the supervision of Noah Clyman, founder & director of NYC Cognitive Therapy. She also completed training in Trial Based Cognitive Therapy (TBCT) with Irismar Reis de Oliveira, MD, PhD and is experienced in exposure response prevention (ERP) for OCD.
Areas of Interest: Anxiety / worry, young adults / emerging adulthood, life transitions, OCD, improving interpersonal relationships, coping with academic stress / pressure, career issues and life balance, self-esteem and self-criticism
"Rachel was absolutely wonderful and I am very grateful for having been able to work with her. She was thoughtful and intelligent and very insightful. She was able to really see me and help me make really significant progress in a short time. I had worked with a few different therapists over the years, and Rachel was in a league of her own." - A.S. October, 2019.